Board of Directors
Riane Eisler, President --- Internationally known as author of The Chalice and The Blade (Harper & Row, 1987), Eisler is a scholar, author, educator, organizer, social activist, and recipient of many honors. As an educator, she pioneered women’s studies programs at UCLA; as an organizer, she founded the first U.S. center on women and the law; as a women’s rights activist, she wrote The Equal Rights Handbook (Avon Books, 1978), as a human rights activist, she introduced a new model of human rights that includes both women’s and children’s rights; as a scholar and author, in addition to The Chalice and The Blade, she wrote Sacred Pleasure (Harper Collins, 1995), the award-winning Tomorrow’s Children (Westview Press, 2000) and The Power of Partnership (New World Library, 2002), and, most recently, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics (Berrett- Koehler, 2007) hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world that we have been so urgently seeking.”
David Loye, Vice President --- A systems scientist and futurist, Loye is former faculty member of Princeton University and the UCLA School of Medicine. He is author of many books and scholarly articles, including the award-winning The Healing of a Nation (Norton, 1971) on race relations, The Leadership Passion (Jossey-Bass, 1977) on politics, The Sphinx and the Rainbow (Bantam Books, 1984) on how we predict and affect the future, and Darwin’s Lost Theory of Love (iuniverse.com 2002) on a holistic evolutionary perspective.
Bill Levis, Treasurer & CFO --- A renowned expert on nonprofit financial management, Bill has extensive experience in the nonprofit field. He has published works on fundraising productivity and is a nationally recognized expert on the IRS Form 990.
Shireen Mitchell -- is a web pioneer, author, social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, advocate and digital media strategist. She is founder of Digital Sisters, Inc., an organization that focuses on using digital media and technology to support women and their children. As Co-Chair of the Media and Technology Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), Mrs. Mitchell works to increase participation in technology and media by women. She also sits as the Vice Chair of the parent organization. Mitchell is on the board of the Center for Partnership Studies and is the Social Marketer for the Caring Economy Campaign (CEC). As an author she has written “Gaining Daily Access to Science and Technology” in the book 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives and Access to Technology: Race, Gender, Class Bias.
Alene Morris --- Co-founder of the Women’s Center at the University of Washington and the Individual Development Center, a pioneering career counseling center for women and men facing major transitions in their lives and careers. Corporate consultant and trainer in the areas of sexual harassment, volunteer leadership and women in management.
Joe Rando --- President at Trade Area Systems, Manager at Taunton Depot LLC, President at Land Development - Northeast. Developer and owner of a software business and several shopping centers; Joe is a well-known business and civic leader in Boston, MA.
Timothy Seldin --- President of The Montessori Foundation and Chair of the International Montessori Council and founder of the Center for Partnership Education. He served as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies and as Head of the New Gate School in Sarasota, Florida. He author of several books on education, including How to Raise An Amazing Child; The Montessori Way with Dr. Paul Epstein; and The World in the Palm of Her Hand, and editor of the educational magazine Tomorrow’s Child.
Heidi Sieck --- Program Director of the Citywide Post-Disaster Resilience and Recovery Initiative for the City and County of San Francisco and serves as a Logistics Chief in the event of a declared emergency. She is the President of the San Francisco Women's Political Committee, the largest women's political organization in San Francisco, and the co-founder of the Woman’s Policy Summit serving as the 2010 and 2008 Summit Chair.
Nontombi Naomi Tutu has dedicated her professional career to advocating for human rights. Tutu is an acclaimed speaker on gender issues and race relations with a passion for helping to build a partnership world of human dignity and peace. Born in apartheid South Africa as the daughterof Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Tutu, she faced the challenge of growing up black and female. She now lives in the United States, has taught at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and Brevard College in North Carolina, and currently serves as program coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a BA in Economics and French from Berea College, and an MA in International Economic Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Economic Development at the University of Kentucky. She has received numerous awards and honors from civic organizations, and serves on CPS’ SAIV (Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence) Executive Committee.